Brahmastra which is a VFX heavy part 1 of a Hindi language trilogy, released in theaters on September 9, 2022 as Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva. Recently film's director Ayan Mukerji along with lead actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt met the press for a post-release interaction. To the unversed, Brahmastra opened to largely mixed reviews and one of the main points of ridicule in the film was the repetitive nature of Alia Bhatt's dialogues.
Alia was questioned if she was aware of the memes that were floating around and she and director Ayan had a rather sportive response to it. Ayan Mukerji was also a primary target in these online jokes, because of the viewer dissatisfaction with Brahmastra's screenplay and dialogues.
"You know my entire existence is a meme [referring to how she is often the target of widespread mockery online]. But i get very happy with these memes because pop-culture is my flavour. So I read and happily laugh at a lot of these memes. And the only way to react to memes is 'you have made some kind of impact' (to feature in them). And what is our job? To entertain..And if people are getting entertained through our memes, then why not?" - Alia Bhatt
"Alia and Ranbir have read about all the Brahmastra memes. I keep joking with them that they are my encyclopedias because after the movie's release I was still a little bit busy. But Ranbir and Alia were sitting and reading everything. Like how she said that my assistant will make a list of all the feedback, basically I will go sit with them and here all the feedback of this film." - Ayan Mukerji
Some Brahmastra memes and jokes found online:
My portfolio does scream shivaaaaaaa when I lose money.— 🦒Lee kwang soo🦒💗 (@Leekwangsooul) September 16, 2022
Tiktok level diagloges. 🤣— Half Engineer Half Explorer (@roverrinks) September 9, 2022
The dialogs of the kids are good coz a 5 year old wrote the script.— Inj. Kindness 50mg (@DerArztSagt) September 11, 2022
This reminded me of that scene in some movie where Katrina says her family was very poor when she was young and then proceeds to say they drank tea at Taj every weekend lol— Yumi 💜 (@yumiiyaaa) September 11, 2022
Yeh Rishta kya kehlata hai? Tell us in the comments below👇🏻#Autorounders #carmodification #carcustomisation #premiumservice #Brahmastra #meme #memes #memesdaily #memesquad #brahmastramemes #funnymeme #trending #mumbai #hyderabad #pune pic.twitter.com/OSxts3p96L— Autorounders (@Autorounders) September 15, 2022
Alia Bhatt trying to get into every scene in Bramhastra movie. pic.twitter.com/8qJXSP3MA6— Sai Teja (@csaitheja) September 13, 2022
** Brahmastra movie exists **— UmderTamker (@jhampakjhum) September 12, 2022
Alia Bhatt to Ranbir Kapoor throught the movie : pic.twitter.com/smxiM4S31S
Ranbir and Alia danced to Katrina’s song and Deepika was his mom in the movie like tf😭 I guess Ranvir singh is in the next part— chacha (@amiisshhaa) September 15, 2022
Brahmastra audience when they spot SRK on screen pic.twitter.com/CYuh58owGw— Sagar (@sagarcasm) September 11, 2022
A multi-starrer with names like Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Mouni Roy, Dimple Kapadia, Shah Rukh Khan (cameo) and Deepika Padukone (cameo) in it, Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva is a joint production venture of Star Studios, Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, Ayan Mukerji's Starlight Pictures and Prime Focus.
The movie's immediate sequel is known to be planned with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone playing former members of Brahmansh - the secret society that protects the world by wielding superpowers and around which part 1 centered.